While some think of the Ordinary Bitter as nothing more than a bland, low-ABV, thin-bodied ale, at its best, it’s one of the better drinking beers around!
Updating your brewery can be one of the healthiest things you can do, says Josh Weikert, as he leads you on a walk-through of a prospective system-reboot process that will enable you to get the most out of the time you spend brewing.
It’s the second-largest ingredient in your beer by weight, and yet many brewers are content to keep uncritically plugging away at brewing with grains that were bred and designed to satisfy the needs of large breweries. That is beginning to change.
Lambics might be easier to get today than they were a generation ago, but they’re still definitely uncommon. Given that, why not brew your own take on the style?
This beer will be smooth in the mouth and features aggressive late and dry hopping, making it more of a “New School” (hence the name) American pale ale.
Brewing with extract doesn't mean sacrificing flavor. Rather than going heavy on the chocolate malts, this recipe spreads the wealth and includes healthy additions of light crystal, dark crystal, and more.
Josh Weikert dispels myths of brewing dogma because “the way it’s always been done” doesn’t always work for you.
This might seem like just another hoppy session beer, but the regionally authentic ingredients do tend to come through even in the face of atypical hops.
While the focus for most homebrewers is brewing all-grain recipes, Josh Weikert argues that it’s not always necessary. You can benefit from having a bit less control (but no loss of quality) and a significant chunk of time back in your brew day.
Knowing how to build a recipe for fractional distillation, how to use the process, and how to make a style into an “Ice Whatever” is a great tool to have in your bag.